Standards are vital to securing a sustainable future and Canada’s economic prosperity.


To realize this potential, we educate today’s innovators, businesses and future industry leaders on the value of standardization and how to leverage its benefits. Through our engagement and educational modules, we foster knowledge sharing across industry and academia for the benefit of all Canadians.


Explore our work and course offerings.


Young Professionals Standardization Framework

Attracting and keeping young professionals is vital to sustaining Canada's standardization network. Our framework considers levels of knowledge, geography, skills and gender, to help organizations improve participation of young professionals in standardization.

Young Professionals

SCC’s young professionals develop standards that will fuel Canada’s future prosperity. Discover what it takes to become part of our young professionals program and the benefits of participation.

Standardization: Accelerating sustainable change and preparing the next generation

Our CEO, Chantal Guay, reflects on the big picture and important action the standards community can take to help the next generation.

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SCC Engagement with Academia Strategy


Educating tomorrow's leaders on standardization empowers them to use it to solve interconnected challenges. Our strategy explores collaboration with the academic community to foster awareness building and incorporation of standards in curriculum. 

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Introductory courses

Standardization: An Important Economic Lever

An overview of the standardization system and its economic benefits

Create Value for your Business with Standardization

Discover more technical details, case studies, worksheets, and templates that people can apply to their own work/business. 

SCC orientation modules

Discover the Canadian Standardization Network

SCC orientation module, course 1

Canadian Participation in International Standards Development

SCC orientation module, course 2

Introduction to Canadian Standards Development

SCC orientation module, course 3

Accreditation of Standards Development Organizations

SCC orientation module, course 4

International Membership Benefits and Obligations

SCC orientation module, course 5 

External training

IEC Academy Platform

The International Electrotechnical Commission offers a wide range of training and support for capacity building and participation in standardization activities. 

ISO Digital Learning Platform

The International Organization for Standardization offers a breadth of courses on standardization topics, as well as modules to help trainers facilitate learning sessions.

UN Economic Commission for Europe training

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe shares updates on its work in advancing education on standardization, along with links to its e-learning courses on gender-responsive standards and conformity assessment.

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Get involved in standards development

By participating in standardization and shaping the standards of tomorrow, you can become a global leader at the very forefront of your industry, while helping to advance the health, safety and economic well-being of all Canadians.

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Find and buy standards

Browse our database to search for published National Standards of Canada and international standards. You can also search for Other Recognized Documents. Find out where to buy the standards you need.

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Learn about accreditation

We offer a wide range of internationally recognized accreditation programs and training across many conformity assessment areas.